ACTIVATE CHIP / SIM CARD  ▷ Step by Step Guide ▷ 2020

To call and connect to the internet through a mobile phone from wherever and whenever you want, you need to use a chip or SIM card before. You have to hire the services of a telephone company that can register your number on the network in order to start using it.

SIM cards or chips are one of the essential components for smartphones. They are that piece to which the telephone uses to be able to connect to any of the telephone networks available and supplied by the main operators in the country, as well as the one that indicates the number that you show when calling others and the type of rates you can have .

If you don’t know how to activate a chip or SIM card, we are going to explain it to you with this step-by-step guide. We will help you in the qualification process that must be carried out once the services of the different operators that exist today are contracted: Movistar, Vodafone, Yoigo, Orange, Jazztel and Claro. With these explanations you will not have doubts of any kind whatever your case.

Steps to activate and validate the data SIM card of the mobile or cell phone

activate and validate the mobile data SIM card

For Movistar

To enable the Movistar SIM card, the steps to follow are these if it is prepaid:

  1. Insert the card in your mobile phone. You will have to lift the lid or open an available slot on the side.
  2. Turn on the phone and enter PIN code accompanying the chip.
  3. Call any number phone number to activate. If you picked it up at the store, it will already be active.

If it is a contract card, this is what you should do:

  1. Follow points 1 and 2 explained before.
  2. Call 1004 and requests that the card be enabled. You can wait a total of 24 hours instead for the activation to take place automatically.
  3. If you pick up the chip in a store, you just have to wait a maximum period of 7 days, although it can be activated instantly.

For Vodafone

In the case of use a Vodafone SIM, there are also two possible cases. The first one is if you are a new customer.

  • Insert the chip on your smartphone.
  • Turn on the phone, then enter the pin code for full access.
  • The card is activated automatic. You can now browse and call.

If you are a regular customer, the process is different:

  • Open a web browser on your PC and enter the following URL:
  • Click on the bust icon top right.
  • Now fill in the field “User“With your name or email and that of”Key”With the access password. After this, click on “Enter My Vodafone”.
  • Once inside, go to the panel of the private area and access “My products”.
  • After this, you have to go to the tab “My mobile and SIM” to see all possible related options.
  • Now, you have to click on “Change SIM ”.
  • In this submenu, you have to fill in all fields that appear with your data and those of the new SIM chip that you want to enable.
  • When you finish, turn off the PC.
  • Now, insert the card into your terminal and turn it on.
  • Ends with write the PIN of this SIM.
  • It is already enabled !.

For Jazztel

For validate the Jazztel SIM card both to navigate and to call must take into account the different situations that may exist.

In case of requesting a renewal due to theft or loss, or even if you are a new customer, the card will already be active. What you have to do is just:

  • Put the chip on your mobile phone.
  • Turn it on and write the PIN correspondent.

This procedure applies to all other cases having an instant activation also when requesting a contract card. If it is prepaid, it is something different:

  • Enter the SIM on your smartphone.
  • Turn on the phone and also enter the pin code that they have given you.
  • Call any number or send a short message (SMS).
  • You have already validated your card!.

For Orange

In the case of the Orange SIM card, the steps you have to follow are these:

  • Insert the chip on your mobile phone.
  • On your computer, open the browser and access the following address:
  • Log in by entering your current phone number and password. Then click on “Enter with password.”
  • Once inside, choose the number to which you are going to change the SIM card.
  • Tap on “SIM change”.
  • Now, write the new number that comes with the card you have purchased.
  • Then click “Validate Card”.
  • Choose now the SIM that you are going to change for the new one and click on “Validate Card”.
  • Now, just turn on the phone with the card you just inserted. Write the PIN and everything will be activated.

For Claro

In the case of wanting to activate Claro SIM chips, the process to be carried out is this:

  • Insert the new SIM on your smartphone.
  • Turn on the terminal and write the PIN code that came along with the card.
  • Now, proceed as if you were making a call, but type “* 411 #”.
  • In the box that now appears, enter the 17 digit password which also accompanied the SIM. After doing so, press “Send”.
  • Rewrite the code on the new screen and press again the same button.
  • After all this, you will see a message indicating that the process has been carried out adequately.
  • Wait a little longer and the card will be activated automatically.

For Yoigo

In the case of Yoigo cards, it is possible that they are activated automatically once they are acquired in store. Otherwise, you have to do this:

  • Insert the SIM chip on your mobile phone.
  • Write the pin code and accepts to start the terminal.
  • Now, call Yoigo’s helpline: 622. If you can’t, take another terminal and call 622 622 622.
  • Ask the operator to activate the card.
  • Wait for the indicated period and you will have it active.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will surely be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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